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of the hour. ftse 100 adding about 0.8% for its part. we'll see if this positive move carries over to u.s. markets when they open in just a few hours time. as for the bond rates, it's been surprisingly quiet were as well. same happening with spain to 5.15%. so some movement out of gilt. that yield up to 2.12. it's moving out of bunds, as well, although we're still below 176%. no major change from trade levels that we've seen for the last couple of weeks. finally, forex, let's take a look at the euro. this has been important setting the tone for the trading session here and again in the u.s. the last couple of days today. it's adding 0.3%. 1.3233. we saw it jump up nearly 0.4% after that ifo data. the dollar/yen, the yen is weakening again today within adding about 0.4%. so we'll see what impact that has had on trade across asia. let's get straight to li sixuan for more. hi, sixuan. >> thank you, kelly. asian markets wrapped up the wobbly week on a mixed noed note. the shanghai composite lost 0.5% today and slumped nearly 5% on the first trading week on the year of snake. investors cautiou
: still to come on the "newshour": china concerns at the u.s.-japan summit; a public health crisis linked to gun violence; shields and brooks and violence against women in south africa. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a winter storm headed east today, after socking the plains with snow, sleet and freezing rain. it was already blamed for four deaths, flight disruptions and hundreds of road accidents. the huge system was moving north and east, and losing some of its punch. but it was still expected to make trouble in the northeast and new england this weekend. the sounds of snowblowers roaring to life and shovels scraping the driveway could be heard in state after state today. much of the nation's mid-section spent the day digging out from more than a foot of snow and for drivers, it quickly turned into an icy nightmare. the highly unsettled storm also brought lightning and thunder, but it was the snow falling at two inches an hour in places that caused the worst problems. kansas city mayor sly james said it was the pace that was hard to deal w
the u.s. and his country. you can see that live at 4:00 p.m. eastern. it will be on our companion network, c-span. we continue the prime time booktv programing later tonight looking at civil rights move. wed look at authors, mary francis berry and taylor brand. that will be. on c-span 3 tonight at same time, american history focusing on american artifact. we have smithsonian curator, eleanor jones harvey. she will talk about photographs and paintings from the civil war. all that here on the c-span networks. >> okay. folks. okay. we're going to get the second keynote speaker started here while you're enjoying your lunch. but first i would like to thank our gold sponsors for supporting us today. they are centurylink government, blue coat federal, hewlett-packard, info blocks, juner per networks, lockheed martin, net app, palo alto networks, red hat, red seal networks, taurus advanced, enterprise solutions and verizon. special thanks to those. as we enjoy our lunch i will introduce miss tina kune. vice president of northrop grumman and one of our diamond response source for today's -
that are likely not to succeed, so it doesn't make more sense to invest in that they bring in a whole u.s. infrastructure, which we probably cannot sustain which will probably take us months to understand what's going on. it increases our influence. it forces us to be catalytic and captures local talent that makes it much more sustainable. we've all talked about it for years and we still don't produce it. the first response is to send me 10 or 15 internationals. even the best of us in a new job it takes months to figure out which are doing. a new country or new job should be more complicated. common sense would head in this direction. i guess the final point i would raise and this is an important one. and everyone of these cases, help is needed. and i must every case they don't want us to take over. so covert assistance to the kind were offering visits with these places need and want, but we should be much more respectful of the fact it is not ours to own them furthermore in a place we haven't really found it to be a very happy experience. cities are some of the rules we are refining us t
, that the u.s. patent office issued a patent. i will not give you a pop quiz. it was labeled john deere plow. the implement sketched out could have easily been labeled one of the most important inventions in history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast iron with smooth innovation, it opened up swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for my hometown to exist. beforehand, tilling an acre took a full 24 hours. afterward, as little as five. every toil ended another assumption of what the land could produce. it is not just the start of agricultural success, but of national success. this kind of game changing innovation has enabled us to leap ahead and increase harvest and feed the whole world. sometimes these innovations come from the most advanced science. other times they are simple steps and ideas that come from looking at and listening closely to the problem. all of them can break down barriers to food security. it can allow us to allow new paths of progress. we need those new pathways forward. take a look at a few recent headlines. "drough
-week low against the u.s. dollar on concerns over the strength of europe's financial system. the euro fell to an intraday low of 131.44. this after the european central bank announced crisis loan repayment by banks fell short of expectations. >>> lots of actions in the medical -- metals pits this week. gosh, gold, silver. silver and copper both ending the week lower. silver closing down nearly 5% while copper posted a 5 1/2% drop, david. david: we have got it all covered. we have daniel in the pits of the cme. our market panel, larry shover who we usually see in the cme is in new york. and steven sachs, proshares head of capital markets. i want to start with daniel, at the cme. danny, amazing turn around when you think what happened yesterday. how much of that was dependent upon what happened with hewlett-packard? i mean did people look at hewlett-packard as a pace seter here in today's market? >> no, absolutely no.. this is all about the fed and bullard coming out saying they're not going to pare back as quickly as some people thought, definitely sent this thing up. just as yesterday when
along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. keeping an eye on the u.s. equity foourchs, well, after a couple of days of declines, dow futures are up significantly this morning. that's a gain of 50 points above fair value. the s&p 500 is opening up by about 6 points and this comes after two days of declines and a lot of questions about whether this rally has tapped out, at least for the moment. among the key market drivers this week, the fed and the conversation continues today. boston fed president eric rosengren and fed governor jerome powell will be speaking at a forum in new york. you don't have to wait until then to get inside scoop on the central bank. james bullard will be our special ges guest, with us starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern time, and this is huge given all the news from the fed this week and all the questions the market has been asking. the two-days of declines we've seen in the markets has pretty much all been blamed on the markets that we got a couple of days ago. we will talk to jim about everything that was happening inside the room and try to get his take to wher
is lance armstrong could be growing. the head of the u.s. anti doping agency, is asking the justice department to join a whistleblowing lawsuit against armstrong. the suit was filed by his former teammate floyd landis . armstrong is accused of committing fraud against the u.s. postal service, which sponsored his team while armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. the jus a provision to announce whether it will join the case. >> the majority of americans believe it is time to allow marriage between same-sex couples. >> there you see laura bush voiced support for same-sex marriage but says, she does not want to be used in this ad campaign. the former first lady has asked the respect for marriage coalition to take her out of its tv ad. among those also in the as former vice president dick cheney and former secretary of state: paulo. >> taking a look outside-- colin powell. >> it should warm up to the low 60s and hayward this afternoon. erica will have a full look at your forecast. we will see what it will be likely today and what we can expect this wee
to date on all this, this dates back to when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd landis, in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against lang armstrong and his sports teams and various associates, that was filed a couple of years ago. now lance armstrong's lawyers tell us they have been notified by the department of justice and told that the justice department is joining in on that lawsuit. this is interesting because about a year ago the justice department failed or decided not to pursue any criminal charges against lance armstrong, had given that up before the u.s. anti-doping agency put out its report which led to lance armstrong confessing in that televised interview back in january that, indeed, he had used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career and winning those seven tour de france titles. now this is a move that could cost lance armstrong tens of millions of dollars. what
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a program meant to keep kids off of the funds. after the hearing, the u.s. attorney issued a statement saying that millicent west was by all accounts a dedicated public servant truly committed to the mission of serving young people in the district of columbia and, unfortunately, as we have seen too many times, she agreed to break the law to appease a crooked public official who is intent on carrying out a criminal scheme. it's important to point out that west said she had no part in organizing the ball. she did not even attend the ball. children were at the ball and believed it could be paid for by funds she controlled. and west will be back in court in three months, when she will be sentenced and she could serve time in prison. >> thank you. >>> a montgomery county teacher is out of jail. timothy grupa posted bond today. two 11-year-old female students at meadow hall elementary school in rockville said that he touched them inappropriately several times and forced them or attempted to force them to touch them. he's charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and additional sex
to california, texas and florida. currently, just over half of the u.s. is affected by some form of drought, but that's down from last year. the u.s. chamber of commerce and the a.f.l.-c.i.o. have agreed on principles for a key part of immigration reform: letting in more lower-skilled workers. the two groups called today for a new worker visa program that makes it easier to hire foreign workers when americans are not available to fill jobs. the principles also envision a federal bureau to track labor market needs and shortages. the focus of the gun control debate shifted back to connecticut today. vice president biden attended a conference in danbury, just miles from sandy hook elementary school, where 26 people were killed last december. biden urged support for the administration's proposals to curb gun violence and he warned there is a moral price to pay for inaction. >> the president is absolutely determined, that the loudest voices will be for the voices of the people who lost their voice. they will be the loudest voices in this debate. we intend to speak for them; enough is enough. we
, the state of play in florida, which has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the u.s. >> nothing really truly equalizes a smal petite woman with someone who's 6'3, 230 pounds who's angry except a firearm. >> those weapons often times fall in the hands of bad folks in our communities. >> suarez: hari sreenivasan brings together high school students from across the country to talk about guns and violence. >> woodruff: and as oscar night nears, tony scott, movie critic for the "new york times," gives us his take on the latest buzz about wild cards and front runners. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station fro
of the biggest swim clubs. but it changed its name to the capital swim club. the u.s.a. swimming banned the elite coach for life. prosecutors declined to say whether they think that he might have abused other young swimmers. but they encourage any victim to come forward no matter how old the allegations. there is no statute of maryland here. they are saving the words for the victim impact statement at their sentencing. in rockville, bruce leshan, wusa9. >>> now, that sentencing will come in may. he would face a lot more time behind bars. if he would have accused them today because the childhood abuse are much more tougher. >>> new information tonight. a string of teenagers murdered. there were court hearings today for three of the five suspects arrested y. all of them charged in the connection of this young man. and he is one of six young people killed in the last six months. now the police say that they are close to closing another case. one of the most difficult. scott broom with the latest on the september murder of markel ross. >> i'm scott broom. it was here where they began to galvanize th
. >> good morning, anne-marie. stoxx were mixed in asia ahead a u.s. summit in washington later today. tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent. hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. wall street's stock tumbled for a second day after the announcement of the weak data. the dow jones industrial average ended 46 points lower on thursday. the nasdaq was off 32 points. >>> in what may be a sign of things to come for the nation's economy, walmart says it expects business to slow down in the coming months. the world's largest retailer reported higher than expected fourth quarter profits on thursday, but walmart said sales are weakening as customers battle rising gasoline prices delayed income tax refunds, and higher payroll taxes. >>> the gasoline prices are at their highest level for this time of year. aaa says the average price for a gone of regular is $3.78 nation wide. that's up 47 cents in the past month. aaa says the higher prices are due to seasonal maintenance at refineries. analysts expect gas prices to rise further in the coming weeks. and the outlook is no bet
%. their reasoning behind that is the u.s. oil production. we are up 376 million in total inventory. that is 10% higher than where we were one year ago today. dependence on opec, dependent on nigeria. i still think route oil prices slide a little bit more. ashley: very interesting. thank you so much. shibani: the s&p 500 is up more than 5% in the 2013 year. we are recovering, but have stocks hit their ceiling? our next guest causes a fake market rally. a little bit of a head fake. i know you have not been a believer. it seems that two days ago your predictions that this was a fake market rally were right. now, we are back up. what do you make of all this volatility? >> we need to put it into perspective. the federal reserve seeks control of this market through quantitative easing. that is what propels the market. the market starts to falter whenever there is even a little bit of hesitation. i think if you really drowned out into the economic numbers, this far into a so-called recovery, it is very difficult to give any kind of justification to a market advancing at that point. so good is, that h
, part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> now, assistant secretary of state rick barton talks about u.s. foreign policy l changes. mr. bartop leads a state -- barton leads a state department team that oversees countries in crisis. the conflict on foreign relations hosted this one hour event. >> okay. are we ready? welcome to a conversation with pord frederick, "rick" barton. just a few housekeeping things, please, turn off your cell phones completely so they're not even on vibrate. today's meeting is on the record. .. >> and he now runs, last year from last march, he was confirmed, sworn in as the head of the new state department bureau for conflict and stabilization organizations. this is an extremely new initiative and all bureaucracy, and he has one of the most challenging job descriptions i've seen in a while, to improve u.s. government effectiveness in preventing conflict and addressing crises. ambassador barton >> well, thank you very much, and thanks for the good introduction, but also for the -- all the friends that have come here today. in just about every row, there's somebody
in the conclave will be unprecedented with 11 from the u.s., second only to italy. there's growing interest in the possibility of an american successor, too. >> anything is possible. i think it's considered more likely than it has been in the past. there are no nominees, no primaries. it's just as likely that there would be someone who didn't appear on any of the lists at all. >> reporter: cardinals will be heading to rome in the coming days and will be there for pope benedict's final appearances. at washington's basilica, jennifer davis, fox news. >>> that mass is one of two special masses that will honor pope benedict. the first is today at 12:10 p.m. at saint matthew's cathedral. it honors the feast of the chair of st. peter, the first pope. then the one on sunday, the mass of thanksgiving for the current pope, is at about silica of the national shrine. >>> will the military's push to become more inclusive towards one group of people make it more discriminatory against another? >> and after the break, are you familiar with this little guy? he's getting more press and attention from the p
this, terrorists have put together a list of ways to avoid becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind t
or get out of u.s. stocks, are they going to regret making that call at this point? >> i think those days are kind of over. we're not going to nationalize the banking system. the center will hold. this is not 1933, '34, where fdr comes in and he's worried about the left, he's worried about the right. we did have that feeling in 2008, 2009. those days of 100% cash, that's for traders, it's not for the people at home. >> not practical. >> no. >> can you imagine calling, i want to go -- all the cash right now, sell it all. >> listen, you've only missed your -- the dow at 6780 and you go 100% stock? you can do that. it's called whip saw. buy high, selling low. >> the last couple of days there was certainly a feeling in the market that we were perhaps on the cusp of this bigger pullback, and the s&p right now is still above 1,500. the dow is only 50 points or so away from the 14,000 level. >> right. >> yet again. it shows you, you need to temper all of these quick decisions that people so want to make. >> things are mixed. today i feel people say the sequester's off. look, i think it's not as
. he is being released on a $1 million bail. that is about $112,000 in u.s. dollars. >> the investigation continues into what caused the crane to collapse while working on the bay bridge. to get you more news faster we will go to mike pelton. >> if you take a look that some of the video that we shot just a that you concede that the crane is on its side. it was molding temporary support from the bridge when it tumbled over. the crane was sitting at a never fell into the water when it tumbled over. officials said that the bridge was not damaged that it just ripped off some paint. when is the status as a were shocked. >> i heard a huge crash. it was just a mass of amount coming down. >> it was not a natural thing, it was definitely an accident. i was hoping that no one was hurt. >> unfortunately, the crane did not damage or hurt anyone. once the investigation is wrapped up that will begin to take down the temporary supports and they stated that despite the crane collapsed and this will not push back the opening of the new bridge that is set for labor day weekend. >> two
their justice system is similar to the u.s., but there are plenty of big differences and you'll hear about those coming up p. >>> and another big story we're folk here in the united states, a ferocious snowstorm paralyzing a huge section of the country. dumping snow from kansas to michigan, all across the region. schools are closing, flights grounded. it will be a real mess out there. cars sliding across icy roads. >> and this scene in chicago pretty typical. there have been hundreds of accidents. in oklahoma, one was deadly, a teenager reportedly killed when his truck crashed. >> conditions in kansas also pretty treacherous. more than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a little later today, around 10:00. usually they're in ear
my district is fort knox, 5,000 civilian employees of the u.s. army. there will be substantial furloughs and possibly layoffs there if the sequester were in effect for any length of time. so we've got a few days to act. i think we could actually come up with something that just delays the sequester until march 27th. then we would have four weeks in session. we'll all be back for four consecutive weeks to figure out how to fund the government for the rest of the year. because it's -- none of it's going to make any difference after march 27th because the government runs out of money then. >> all right. so you're saying push it off just a little bit further after you get back into a legislative session but as we look at what john boehner has responded by putting out a couple tweets this morning roughly right before we went on the air, talking about where the president has been saying president obama is virtually absent from legislative process and making no discernible effort to replace mishiss sequester. he went on to say mr. president we agree your sequester is bad policy. what
its own waivers. leaders of that group met recently with u.s. education secretary arne duncan. >>> other bay area headlines this morning, an attack at uc- santa cruz has led the university to begin a night safety escort program. the school is providing vans to take faculty, students and visitors anywhere on campus between 8 p.m. and 2:45 a.m. last sunday around noon a 21- year-old woman was raped on campus. >>> bart is alerting its passengers to expect delays tonight between oakland and san francisco. that's because maintenance work shut down one of the two tunnels that makes up the transbay tube starting at 10:00 tonight. they should reopen by the time bart opens for business tomorrow morning. >>> time now 5:09. ready for take-off? boeing may have a fix for dreamliner's faulty battery. >> plus, a record-breaking storm. more than 20 states brought to a standstill by a massive winter wallop. >> cool to look at, hard to explain. what is this thing that nasa caught on camera? it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves fr
cut contemplated for civilian defense workers. "the washington post", u.s. schools brace for federal funding cuts. the "new york times" meantime highlights federal spending cuts threaten delays in air travel. let me bring in loren fox politics reporter for "u.s. news and world report" and "usa today" washington bureau chief susan paige. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> the president clearly thinks he has the upper hand. your poll yesterday suggested he does but is he in danger of overplaying it? >> well, it's always possible. we'll see what -- how much people really feel the impact if the sequester cuts go into effect as we think they probably will next week. but what we found in the new "usa today"/pew research poll is that about half of americans say it is going to be the fault of congressional republicans if they can't reach a deal. just 31% said they'd blame the president. that's pretty good standing for the president going into yet another one of these fiscal cliff hangers. >> they're talking about very serious cuts, one that could have by some accounts dire co
was among those killed in the gun battle. >>> the u.s., the u.n. and syria's main opposition group are condemning a deadly car bombing in the syrian capital. 50 people were killed when that bomb exploded in damascus. this comes among growing pressure on syrian president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of
against them in the nation's largest state where it was of the u.s. for that matter. at a brief filed yesterday, san sex couples say that 30 states that prohibit the marriage amounts to a bad of inferiority. they laid out several options for the court to consider but stopped short of declaring full marriage equality across the country. the supreme court hears arguments on proposition march 8, 1926. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news, the woman was issued on a finger in her food at wendy's is behind bars again. we will have more on why she is in trouble now. through sunday, save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's presidents' day sale ends sunday. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan, who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have ka
-fee ira. >> greta: 11:00 is almost here, time for last call. can the u.s. crack down on cyber attacks and pay back china at the same time? >> political news here there is talk that the white house may fine china for recent cyber attacks on american companies. fines could total in the millions of dollars. we can use that money to pay back china this, is perfect. >> greta: that is your last call. thank you for being with us tonight. go to gretawire.com and tell us what you think about foreign aid. we'll see you tomorrow night 10:00 p.m. eastern. go to gretawire.com. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight -- >> there is a face missing inside of the people that she needs that can't be filled again. >> the blade run are accused of killing his south african model girlfriend may beat the rap. at least megyn kelly thinks so. shiell be here to explain. >> december crim nateed against african americans, hispanics, native americans and other groups. >> bill: more embarrassing video from a man being paid but you and me the taxpayers slamming amer
. how everyday people are coping with shortages of medicine. you can talk about the u.s. and iran going at it, but as always, it's the everyday citizens caught in the middle. that story does a great job of pointing out just how it impacts everyday life. just the basics like medicine. >> you hear about sanctions and it doesn't mean anything until you see a story like this. >> there's policy, and there's real tif and policy's impact on that. >>> and getting through. how science teachers are turning to popular music. how this class act is helping students finally take interest. >> i wish i had this earlier in the week. whatever it takes. however you get the message across, the fact that it gets across is a good thing. >>> but first, leading once again with weather. a monster of a storm is dumping snow in the middle of the country and spawning killer tornadoes. >> hemphill, texas area was hit hard. and it's far from over, as severe weather warnings are up across a big section of the country this morning. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> reporter: old man winter just keeps rol
didn't expect to see. a tb outbreak in the united states. how big a risk is it for the u.s. in 2013? there are some drug resistant strains making their way around the world in this very infectious disease. it is happening now. make sure you are safe. that's all in the next 59 minutes. simon hobbs is my partner today. he is in for sue. >> let's focus on the economic signs today. the drop took us from record highs, let's not forget. was it the correction that so many people have warned us about? right now, you can see, we are just about to retake on this bounce, it would appear, dow down. s&p, 1513. also higher on oil but we've lost a lot this week. gold, as you can see, 1572. still way below the $1600 level. that market bouncing back clearly, sign number one, for investors heading into the weekend. sign number two comes from europe. european commission very negative on the country's economic prospects for the year. they say you will barely grow for the whole of the 27 nation eu. they will contract again in 2013. sign number three provided by the federal reserve bank of st. louis, jam
with regard to both proceedings. >> reporter: which must have been tough for people in the u.s. or around the world listening. >> of course. >> reporter: tough for us even here. >> to summarize whatever has to be said as far as bail is concerned, there's no easy task but i think the chief magistrate nair did so decently. i think it was a well balanced argument and all in all i think it was fair. >> reporter: you said all along that oscar pistorius would get bail. was it necessary to drag this on in such a way? >> i don't think so. ultimately i stand by my initial comments to say the ultimate question before court was whether he will be able to stand trial ultimately and that's precisely what the magistrate determined that he's not a flight risk, not going to run away anywhere in the world and ultimately he will see his day in court. >> reporter: has all this been theater or thorough? >> i think it was a thorough judgment. i think also the magistrate made sure that, from an international perspective, everybody would be familiarize them with the nitty gritty and detail in south africa law w
that could be used to make weapons. u.s. officials are hoping to speak one-on-one with iranians next week. of course, abc's david muir is in tehran. and his exclusive reporting continues tonight on "world news." >>> and new details about a major terror plot. three men in britain caught on tape, saying they wanted to pull off another 9/11, have now been convicted. police say the men traveled to pakistan twice for training with al qaeda and were looking to build ten suicide bombs. >>> and four peanut company executives now face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products containing peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators later found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. the justice department says that this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning that this year's flu shot just isn't doing a very good job of protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been a
states olympic hockey team defeated the heavily favorited soviets in the winter classic game. the u.s. would of course go on to win the gold. >> announcer: "early today" sports is brought to you by touch of gray. get rid of some gray. never all. >>> just ahead, spoiler alert for the academy awards. we've got a source that has a 97% accuracy record for picking oscars' winners. you don't want tos with that coming up next. >>> well, welcome back. we are going to see another snowstorm this weekend in new england. the best chance of the heavy wet snow is going to be interior sections of new england. i think the south coast of the new england, mostly a rain event four. interior sections, albany, portland, boston, new hampshire, the mass pike, that's where you have the best chance of significant snow. saturday night into sunday morning. as far as the forecast for the rest of the weekend, on saturday, a lot of rain lingering on the eastern seaboard from the mid-atlantic to the southeast. you're going to get soaked in the middle of the country. we'll get a nice recovery, mara, after the big sn
. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as we reported last thursday, the u.s. department of agriculture has hired a man named samuel to conduct "cultural sensitivity training" for usda employees. he has used his paid position to demean the united states and to in doctrineate his audience. >> i want you to say if we work for a federal agency we have discriminated in the past. mexicans came to this country last night illegally. never mind that the united states expanded and took over what used to be mexico. if the truth be known in a lot of these circumstance is if you tell some of these montreal expos cans go back to where you came from they go to texas, california, arizona. >> bill: the watch dog group judicial watch obtained that video and many others showing rants by him to the act. documents show that sensitivity seminars were held at least 16 times costing the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. my question is why is this happening? it is a total waste of taxpayer money and insulting to the country. talking points believes the reason stuff like this goes on is
that the administration may ask the u.s. supreme court to strike down the gay marriage ban. doug mckelway looks at how the president's views and pronnouncement about the subject changed. >> the administration has until the end of the month to file a friend of the court brief against proposition 8, which may be the biggest supreme court civil rights case in decades. the bolt issue eliminate the right of same-sex couples in california to marry. a recent comment by president obama in which he uses the word "rights" led to speculation he may soon support the nationallization of gay marriage. >> my personal view which is that i think that same-sex couples should have the same rights and be treated like everybody else. >> a legal scholar speculates amy cuss brief by the administration would do little to sway justices as it reaches a wider audience. >> if they file a pro-gay marriage brief it would be political message to the country, at least as much as a legal message to the supreme court. >> the president's comment reveals evolution in his view of gay marriage. in his first three years in office while pri
in explaining the situation to the cuban government and the fact that u.s./cuban relations cannot advance until we resolve this issue. >> van hollen said gross has lost considerable weight since being locked up. he met with cuban president raul castro as well and called on that country to release gross from his 15-year sentence. >>> anne arundel county will welcome a new era of leadership. lauren newman will be sworn in at 10:00. she replaces disgraced executive john leopold. he used his private security detail to run personal and political errands and take him to sexual encounters. newman is currently howard county's economic development chief. schiele uphold his term which runs through 2014. >>> you'll get to witness history today. a statue is set to arrive on capitol hill. the 9 foot tall bronze statue of parks will soon call the u.s. capitol home. it's the first full size statue of an african-american woman in the statuary hall. parks sparked the montgomery bus boycotts after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955. the official unveiling happens next we
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